Carmel’s Top 10 Stories for 2017

Our most trafficked articles online this year include some recent as well as past stories ran in the Carmel Magazine. Check out what our web analytics rate as the “Top 10” stories of 2017.

Our story featuring Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que yielded the most online traffic in 2017.

1. Big Hoffa’s Bold Flavors

Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is a local favorite in the Carmel and Westfield area. Owner Adam Hoffman cooks up flavors that keep people coming back for more. (read more)

2. Carmel Mom of the Year: Kerri Dooley

Our 2017 Carmel Mom of the Year, Kerri Dooley, is a strong-willed mother of five kids. “How can it get any better than that?” she says. (read more)

3. Who is Sherman?

You may have seen him about town spotlighting a small business or promoting a local event or charity on the FOX59 Morning News feature, “Where is Sherman.” We sat down earlier in 2017 with Sherman Burdette to find out who Sherman is and how his life’s travels led him to host the popular local morning segment. (read more)

4. Tilly’s Tea Room Opens in Saks

Sharon Moore, owner of Tilly’s Tea Room, didn’t start out with plans to open a whimsical tea room. In fact, her career started in the world of auto racing, where she worked as a camerawoman for the BBC. Tilly’s Tea Room first opened in downtown Fishers, off 116th Street, before moving to its current location at Saks Fifth Avenue in Keystone Crossing. (read more)

5. Conducting A Dream

State Representative Jerry Torr has served in House District 39 for more than 21 years. But it is his volunteer position as a member of the Board for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra that helps keep him grounded in his first true love — music. Torr recently conducted an original piece at the first concert of the season, introducing new Music Director, Janna Hymes. (read more)

6. Meet the Murphys

Meet Indiana University Health’s newest CEO, Dennis M. Murphy. Since joining IU Health, Murphy has played an instrumental role in the expansion of IU Health Plans. (read more)

7. Sweet M’s Boutique Opens In Carmel

Sweet M’s Boutique is now open in Carmel. Owner Stacy Maxwell opened the new boutique at 146th Street and U.S. 31 in the Cool Creek Commons strip center and has enjoyed success early on with fashionable and affordable clothing. (read more)

8. Not Enough Skilled People to Fill Indy Tech Jobs … YET

More and more Hoosiers are discovering Eleven Fifty Academy and the fast-track courses they offer to get your coding career started or elevated. The growing academy offers immersive learning programs that teach people at all skill levels to embrace the benefits of computer coding. (read more)

9. Dough Masters

Earlier in 2017, Indianapolis-based pizza company Noble Roman’s opened its new Noble Roman’s Craft Pizza & Pub. Located in the Monon Marketplace at 17409 Westfield Road. The new pub is first of many to open across Indianapolis. (read more)


10. Colts COO Pete Ward Reflects On 36-Year Career

Indianapolis Colts COO, Pete Ward, recently sat down with us to reflect on his amazing career with the Colts. Ward was part of that unforgettable experience that brought the Colts to a rebirth in Naptown. (read more)

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